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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Now Scheduling Janssen/J&J and Moderna Boosters

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare is prepared to administer Janssen/J&J and Moderna COVID-19 single-dose booster shots. The Pfizer-BioNTech booster also is available for patients to schedule.

Individuals eligible for booster shots

Janssen/J&J – For those who received this single-shot vaccination at least two months ago and are:

  • 18 years of age and older regardless of underlying health conditions

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech – For those who received the two-shot vaccination series at least six months ago and are:

  • 65 years of age and older
  • 18-64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
  • 18-64 years of age with frequent exposure to COVID-19 due to working or living conditions

The FDA also authorized the use of a booster that is different than the original vaccination you received. This is only available for booster doses.

Patients who are eligible for Janssen/J&J and Moderna booster shots can schedule an appointment at select locations through:

  • CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200
  • Online

Walk-in appointments also are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at CentraCare South Point, 3001 Clearwater Road, St Cloud.

CentraCare’s main goals are to vaccinate those who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine and to administer boosters to the most vulnerable.